[OT] Epic Games Store : Where Price is just a number to get time exclusivity rights

NaNoW

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https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/announcing-the-epic-games-store


[FONT=Brutal_Regular]For the past five years, we've been building tools enabling Epic to bring our games directly to players. We built the Epic Games launcher on PC and Mac featuring Fortnite and Unreal Engine; we built a worldwide digital commerce ecosystem supporting dozens of payment methods; and we gained great economies of scale thanks to Fortnite's growth.[/FONT]



[FONT=Brutal_Regular]As developers ourselves, we wanted two things: a store with fair economics, and a direct relationship with players. And we've heard that many of you want this too![/FONT]

[FONT=Brutal_Regular]Soon we'll launch the Epic Games store, and begin a long journey to advance the cause of all developers. The store will launch with a hand-curated set of games on PC and Mac, then it will open up more broadly to other games and to Android and other open platforms throughout 2019. [/FONT]

[FONT=Brutal_Regular]The Epic Games store will operate on the following principles:[/FONT]

All Developers Earn 88%
[FONT=Brutal_Regular]Developers receive 88% of revenue. There are no tiers or thresholds. Epic takes 12%. And if you’re using Unreal Engine, Epic will cover the 5% engine royalty for sales on the Epic Games store, out of Epic’s 12%.[/FONT]



Have a Direct Relationship With Players
[FONT=Brutal_Regular]People who buy your games automatically subscribe to your newsfeed so you can reach them with game updates and news about upcoming releases. The newsfeed is front-and-center. You’ll also be able to reach your players through email, if they choose to share it.[/FONT]

Connect with Creators
[FONT=Brutal_Regular]YouTube content creators, Twitch streamers, bloggers, and others are at the leading edge of game discovery. The 10,000-strong Epic Games Support-A-Creator program helps you reach creators, so they can help you reach players. If you opt to participate, creators who refer players to buy your game will receive a share of the revenue that you set (tracked by code or affiliate marketing link). To jumpstart the creator economy, Epic will cover the first 5% of creator revenue-sharing for the first 24 months.[/FONT]

Developers Control Their Game Pages
[FONT=Brutal_Regular]As a developer, you control your game page and your newsfeed. There will be no store-placed ads or cross-marketing of competing games on your page, and no paid ads in search results.[/FONT]

All Engines Are Welcome
[FONT=Brutal_Regular]The Epic Games store is open to games built with any engine, and the first releases span Unreal, Unity and internal engines.[/FONT]

When You Succeed, We Succeed
[FONT=Brutal_Regular]We’ve built this store and its economic model so that Epic’s interests are aligned with your interests. Because of the high volume of Fortnite transactions, we can process store payments, serve bandwidth, and support customers very efficiently. From Epic’s 12% store fee, we’ll have a profitable business we’ll grow and reinvest in for years to come![/FONT]

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[FONT=Brutal_Regular]More details on upcoming game releases will be revealed at The Game Awards this Thursday, December 6th.[/FONT]
 

play3r1

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With Epic taking only 12% and also waiving off 5% UE4 royalty. It's a good enough reason for publishers to seriously consider Epic store.
Plus more competition for Steam is a good thing.
 

Chandoo

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Or maybe he forgot he was still logged in the original account :p

We already know at least 1 other alt account Janarioo has on this forum.
 

Chandoo

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The store will also feature one free game every two weeks throughout 2019. Epic is funding these free releases so you always have something new to come and check out. The first free game will be Subnautica, available from Dec 14th to Dec 27th, followed by Super Meat Boy from Dec 28th to Jan 10th.


https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/news/the-epic-games-store-is-now-live




Free game every 2nd week in 2019.

Holy shit Epic is going for the throat.
 

Necrokiller

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EA On the House gave out free games on Origin as well, including Dead Space, ME2 and BF3.
 

Chandoo

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Yeah but Epic is promising free weeks every 2nd week through out the entire year :p

That's 24 guaranteed free games.
 

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Rest in peace Unreal tournament. Your legacy ends here. You were amazing back than and had a better engine than half life. You will be missed

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